RANG DE BASANTI (2006) – COMING OF AGE MOVIE THAT MADE BOLLYWOOD GROW UP

Rang De Basanti (literal translation: Paint it Saffron ) is a 2006 Indian Hindi-language drama film written, produced and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. The film features an ensemble cast consisting of Aamir Khan, Siddharth, Atul Kulkarni, Soha Ali Khan, Sharman Joshi, Cyrus Sahukar, Kunal Kapoor and British actress Alice Patten. It follows a British filmContinue reading “RANG DE BASANTI (2006) – COMING OF AGE MOVIE THAT MADE BOLLYWOOD GROW UP”

WHY INDIA’S NEUTRALITY IN THE ONGOING RUSSO-UKRAINE CONFLICT IS RIGHT WAY FORWARD

The Russo-Ukrainian war in 2022 can be pitched in several ways – The Right against The Might, The Democracies versus The Autocracy, The NATO versus Russia or a David versus Goliath scenario. But reality is far from such simple categorizations. A war which has been destructive for Ukraine, crippling for the Russian economy and devastatingContinue reading “WHY INDIA’S NEUTRALITY IN THE ONGOING RUSSO-UKRAINE CONFLICT IS RIGHT WAY FORWARD”

DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS (2022) -A THRILLING EXPLORATION OF THE MULTIVERSE IN MARVEL’S LATEST OFFERING

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a 2022 American superhero film is the sequel to Doctor Strange (2016) and the 28th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film was directed by Sam Raimi and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, alongside Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, Michael Stuhlbarg,Continue reading “DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS (2022) -A THRILLING EXPLORATION OF THE MULTIVERSE IN MARVEL’S LATEST OFFERING”

DEATH RACE (2008) – CARS AND BLOOD FLOW FREELY IN THIS JASON STATHAM ACTION FLICK

Death Race is a 2008 American dystopian action thriller film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. It stars Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane, and Joan Allen. The premise is straightforward – in 2012, the collapse of the US economy and the subsequent increase in crime rates leads to the rise of privatizedContinue reading “DEATH RACE (2008) – CARS AND BLOOD FLOW FREELY IN THIS JASON STATHAM ACTION FLICK”

THE SOPRANOS (1999 – 2007) – ONE OF THE GREATEST TV SHOWS EVER MADE

The Sopranos is an American crime drama television series created by David Chase. The story revolves around Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini), a New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster, portraying the difficulties that he faces as he tries to balance his family life with his role as the leader of a criminal organization. These are explored during hisContinue reading “THE SOPRANOS (1999 – 2007) – ONE OF THE GREATEST TV SHOWS EVER MADE”

THE BATMAN (2022) – A MOVIE THAT IS LOYAL TO THE TRUE ESSENCE OF BATMAN

The Batman is a 2022 American superhero film and a reboot of the Batman film franchise. This reboot brings in Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/The Batman alongside Zoë Kravitz (Catwoman), Paul Dano (The Riddler), Jeffrey Wright (Lt. James Gordon), John Turturro (Carmine Falcone), Andy Serkis (Alfred), and Colin Farrell (The Penguin). The movie is directedContinue reading “THE BATMAN (2022) – A MOVIE THAT IS LOYAL TO THE TRUE ESSENCE OF BATMAN”

ALL OF US ARE DEAD (2022) – KOREAN ZOMBIE THRILLER IS DEVASTATINGLY HAUNTING

All of Us Are Dead (Korean: Jigeum Uri Hakgyoneun; lit. Now at Our School) is a South Korean coming-of-age zombie apocalypse horror streaming television series. It stars Park Ji-hu, Yoon Chan-young, Cho Yi-hyun, Lomon, Yoo In-soo, Lee Yoo-mi, Kim Byung-chul, Lee Kyu-hyung, and Jeon Bae-soo. The series mostly takes place at a high school inContinue reading “ALL OF US ARE DEAD (2022) – KOREAN ZOMBIE THRILLER IS DEVASTATINGLY HAUNTING”

KING RICHARD (2021) – WILL SMITH SHOWS US WHY HE DESERVES AN OSCAR IN AN INSPIRATIONAL BIOPIC

King Richard is a 2021 American biographical drama film directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and written by Zach Baylin. It follows the life of Richard Williams, the father and coach of famed tennis players Venus and Serena Williams, who were executive producers of the film. It stars Will Smith in the title role. It isContinue reading “KING RICHARD (2021) – WILL SMITH SHOWS US WHY HE DESERVES AN OSCAR IN AN INSPIRATIONAL BIOPIC”

COME AND SEE (1985) – SOVIET WAR FILM SHOWS THE TRUE HORRORS OF WAR

Come and See (Russian: Idi i smotri) is a 1985 Soviet anti-war film directed by Elem Klimov and starring Aleksei Kravchenko and Olga Mironova. The film focuses on the Nazi German occupation of Belarus, and the events as witnessed by a young Belarusian partisan teenager named Flyora, who—against his mother’s wishes—joins the Belarusian resistance movement,Continue reading “COME AND SEE (1985) – SOVIET WAR FILM SHOWS THE TRUE HORRORS OF WAR”

ETERNALS (2021) – PREPARE FOR ETERNAL BOREDOM IN THIS #DIVERSITY SNORE-FEST

Eternals is a 2021 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics of the same name. It is the 26th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Chloé Zhao, of Nomadland fame. As with most Marvel films, this one has an ensemble cast with even Angelina Jolie and Salma HayekContinue reading “ETERNALS (2021) – PREPARE FOR ETERNAL BOREDOM IN THIS #DIVERSITY SNORE-FEST”

KINGDOM (2019 – 2021) – KOREAN ZOMBIE THRILLER IS A HIT

Kingdom is a 2019 South Korean political period horror thriller streaming television series, created and written by Kim Eun-hee, available on Netflix. It is set in the 16th century three years after the end of the Imjin War. Kingdom takes place in a fictional, medieval-inspired Joseon Kingdom and blends political thriller and elements from zombieContinue reading “KINGDOM (2019 – 2021) – KOREAN ZOMBIE THRILLER IS A HIT”

THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR (2020) – NETFLIX’S HORROR MINISERIES IS A HIT

The Haunting of Bly Manor is an American gothic romance/drama streaming television miniseries created by Mike Flanagan, and released on October 9, 2020 by Netflix. It mostly acts as an adaptation of the 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, but also includes other elements either based on James’ other works orContinue reading “THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR (2020) – NETFLIX’S HORROR MINISERIES IS A HIT”

NO TIME TO DIE (2021) – THE NAME IS BOND, “WOKE” BOND

No Time To Die, which for the sake of typing I am going to refer to as NTTD in this post, is a 2021 spy film and the twenty-fifth in the James Bond series. It is the last featuring Daniel Craig play the 007 we enjoyed for such a long time. Sadly, if the wokeContinue reading “NO TIME TO DIE (2021) – THE NAME IS BOND, “WOKE” BOND”

RED NOTICE (2021) – NETFLIX ACTION THRILLER FALLS FLAT

Red Notice is a 2021 American action comedy film written, directed, and produced by Rawson Marshall Thurber. Dwayne Johnson, who also served as a producer, stars as an FBI agent who reluctantly teams up with a renowned art thief (Ryan Reynolds) in order to catch an even more notorious criminal (Gal Gadot). With such aContinue reading “RED NOTICE (2021) – NETFLIX ACTION THRILLER FALLS FLAT”

SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS (2021) – MARVEL’S LATEST IS BETTER THAN THE ETERNALS AND THAT’S ABOUT IT

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a 2021 American superhero film based on Marvel Comics featuring the character Shang-Chi. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is theContinue reading “SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS (2021) – MARVEL’S LATEST IS BETTER THAN THE ETERNALS AND THAT’S ABOUT IT”